Saturday Night Live is having a fairly strong season so far this year, and while that’s partially been helped with the insanity of the election season, even their non-election sketches have been consistently solid. They’ve also been having some great hosts like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Hanks, and now Dave Chappelle will make his hosting debut on November 12th.
Chappelle is an interesting choice because while he had one of these best sketch comedy shows of all time with Chappelle’s Show, he’s mostly stuck to stand-up over the past decade. To my knowledge, he’s not currently promoting anything in particular, but I’m fine with that. He’s an incredibly talented comedian, and I hope he gets some great material when he hosts.
The show will also have an exciting musical guest with A Tribe Called Quest coming to perform. The hip hop group is promoting their first and last studio album in 18 years, We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service. While the election will be (mercifully) over (although I expect at least one last look at Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump; if Trump wins, I expect they’ll try to get a regular cast member to do the impression), this looks like a can’t-miss episode of SNL.
SNL will be new tomorrow night with Benedict Cumberbatch as the host and Solange as the musical guest.